Colin Wood

Managing Editor

Colin Wood is the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on government information technology policy for the past decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT management and governance, health care, public safety and criminal justice reform. He lives in the Sacramento area with his family.

Data & Analytics

Justice Dept. unveils criminal justice data-sharing program for state and local government

by Colin Wood • 12 hours ago

A new initiative strives to bring new data tools and encourage use of data-driven decision making in criminal justice systems in every state.


Virginia Gov. Youngkin names former Kansas IT chief as CIO

by Colin Wood • 5 days ago

Phil Wittmer, formerly the chief information technology officer of Kansas, is Virginia's new chief information officer.


Interstate cybersecurity operations center is on the way

by Colin Wood • 7 days ago

Officials in North Dakota, which organized the initiative, said they expect to have an announcement about the unique organization this year.


California auditor calls tech bureau 'slow' on cybersecurity

by Colin Wood • 1 week ago

State CISO Vitaliy Panych disagreed with the audit's findings and cited the pandemic's ongoing challenges.


North Dakota shares cyberthreat automation tool for Albert sensors

by Colin Wood • 1 week ago

The state published a "playbook" that officials said other states and localities can use to automate research on new threats.

Data & Analytics

GIS group says states progressing on data, yet gaps remain

by Colin Wood • 1 week ago

The National States Geographic Information Council's biennial report shows states are advancing on GIS efforts, but are still far from perfect.